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USA Today: Florida Shooting Rampage Renews Focus on Gun Laws that Allow Courts to Remove Firearms from the Mentally Ill
The Firearms Policy Coalition opposed the bill for threatening to confiscate a person’s legally obtained guns based on hearsay.
FPC Calls President Trump’s ‘Bump Stock’ Ban “Lawless”
Today’s order makes clear that the Trump Administration will leave FPC and law-abiding gun owners no choice but to seek a judicial remedy.
Oregon Gun Control Hits the Fastlane Thanks to "Republicans"
It’s no coincidence that HB 4145 is very similar to SB 719, after you’re stripped of your rights without due process because you’re supposedly dangerous, you are still free to roam the streets and cause havoc.
The Hill: San Francisco proposes banning concealed guns at large events
Supervisor Catherine Stefani told the San Francisco Examiner that she will introduce a measure banning concealed weapons within a 500-foot radius of large events.
KPIX: California’s Assault Weapon Restrictions Might Have Prevented Florida Shooting
The shooter who killed 17 people at a Florida school on Valentine’s Day allegedly used a legally purchased AR-15.
USA Today: Why the AR-15 keeps appearing at America's deadliest mass shootings
A Las Vegas concert. An Orlando nightclub. An elementary school in Newtown, Conn. A Texas church. And now a high school in Parkland, Fla. America's most popular weapon was there for all of them.
Guns.com: Constitutional Carry Passes First Test in Colorado Senate
A measure that would enable Coloradans to lawfully carry concealed handguns without a permit was approved by a state Senate committee this week.
Washington Post: No, There Haven’t Been 18 School Shootings in 2018. That Number is Flat Wrong.
Everytown has long inflated its total by including incidents of gunfire that are not really school shootings.
FPC Statement Regarding Douglas High School Shooting
Yet, instead of deploying serious and effective safety measures at our schools, the too-common refrain of the anti-gun fetishists is to attack the rights of law-abiding people. America’s legislative buildings, courthouses, airports, and government offices are protected by robust physical security measures, controlled ingress, and weapon detection devices—backstopped, just in case, by law-abiding people with firearms.
WFTS Tampa: Officer Explains That It Is Legal to Defend Yourself When Being Robbed with a Pellet Gun
“Now the clerk knows when you have a gun shoved in your face you don’t know if it’s a pellet gun or a B.B. gun...” said Lieutenant Ricardo Ubinas with the Tampa Police Department. “It really doesn’t change the dynamics of the robbery. It’s still an armed robbery.”
CPRC: On “Designated Survivor,” Kiefer Sutherland pushes for universal background checks
In a series of scenes that could have been written by Michael Bloomberg, Designated Survivor keeps making the case for expanded background checks. No intellectual argument or even an emotional argument is provided against the gun control claims, and those opposing the regulations are treated as dishonest.
Billings Gazette: Wyoming county considers selling guns left in evidence
A southeastern Wyoming county is asking federal authorities if it can solicit bids from gun dealers on about 80 weapons left in evidence that can't be returned to owners.
Guns.com: LA to offer $1,000 for tips on illegal guns
The Los Angeles City Council voted to set up an anonymous tip line promising to pay $1,000 for those with information about illegal guns in the city.
Truth About Guns: Congress to Undo Obama Reg Denying Vets Their Gun Rights
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced bipartisan legislation along with Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) to restore veterans’ Second Amendment rights.
Guns.com: NJ advances bill for taxpayer-funded ‘firearm violence’ research
The bill, S 63, would go so far as look at “firearms violence as a form of terrorism” as researchers delve into the subject on both individual and societal levels. The sponsor of the bill, which passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee 4-1 this week, says it is needed to take the place of federal research.
Bearing Arms: One State’s First Test Of ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Enters Realm Of The Bizarre
The facts in the Ped Mall shooting case weren’t in dispute. Wilson admitted shooting the three men who confronted him on the Ped Mall in the earlier hours of Aug. 27. The prosecution did not dispute that those three men were armed. But in a pre-trial hearing, Judge Paul Miller ruled that whether the SYG law applied in Wilson’s case would only be considered in a post-conviction hearing, if he was convicted.
Cleveland.com: Ohio Supreme Court Rules Against Cleveland's Efforts at Local Gun Control
That ruling held as invalid a package of ordinances proposed by Mayor Frank Jackson and passed by City Council in the wake of a flurry of gun violence in 2014 and 2015.
Guns.com: Indiana House Moves to Curb Fees for Lifetime Handgun Licenses
“Hoosiers have both a state and federal constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” Wesco said in a statement. “With this legislation, we would eliminate the burdensome fees Hoosiers face when applying for a lifetime handgun carry permit.”
A Current Affair: ‘Baseball bats, nail guns, knuckle dusters’: Inside Melbourne’s suburban militia
There’s a street in Melbourne’s outer south-eastern suburbs where weapons have become a way of life.
WRCB: Uniformed officer asked to leave restaurant because he was carrying his service weapon
A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer was asked to leave the Outback Steakhouse in Cleveland Friday night because he had his service weapon on him.
CBS Boston: Only A Few Bump Stocks Turned In To Police Despite Massachusetts Ban
Essex Police Chief Peter Silva held up a bump stock that someone turned in this week as the Massachusetts ban on the devices went into effect. “To my knowledge, this is the only one that’s been turned in to date,” he said.
GunsAmerica: Washington State Bill Would Require CCW Holders to Seek Permission to Bring a Gun into Another’s Home
The Washington State legislature is considering a bill that would require a concealed firearm carrier to seek permission before bringing a gun into another person’s house.
Rolling Stone: Country Singer Margo Price Says She Opposes "High Powered Machine Guns"
Price felt she had to speak up on that issue – her dad would frequently bring home food he'd hunted. "There's something beautiful about that," she says. "But we didn't have high-powered machine guns when this all started."